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January 29, 2015
By Mary Helen Sprecher A public sporting arena that isn't accessible to people in wheelchairs? Unthinkable by today's standards. But there's a difference between a facility that's accessible, and one that is welcoming--not just to athletes with mobility limitations, but to spectators as well.••• It's easy to shrug off the issue if you haven't been faced with it. But there's no ignoring the growth of programs for athletes with disabilities. Adapted sports programs are on the rise and are... more
January 29, 2015
Oregon's Mullens signs contract rich with bonuses ... NC A&T's athletic director is fired after student-athlete death ... At Maryland, Anderson writes column in student newspaper ... UNC-Wilmington hires Jimmy Bass ... Tennessee's Hamilton gets top marks for fundraising.Mullens Signs Five-Year DealAt the University of Oregon, new Athletic Director Rob Mullens signs a contract with several bonus clauses. It also says Mullens can leave without penalty if UO hires a new president. Bringing... more
January 29, 2015
A free downloadable poster educating young athletes about concussion in all sports is now available to display in team locker rooms, gymnasiums, and schools. This poster lets athletes know that all concussions are serious and emphasizes the importance of reporting their injury. The poster also provides athletes with a list of concussion signs, symptoms and steps they should take if they think they have a concussion. The poster for young athletes is the result of a joint effort between the NFL,... more
January 29, 2015
By Abigail Funk While November's chill signaled the end of another Major League Baseball season, the debate over bats at high school and collegiate levels remains hot. From a legislative proposal in California that called for a metal bat moratorium to a survey of college coaches that revealed they prefer aluminum to wood, the involved parties are as split on the issue as ever.••• In June, the Associated Press revealed the findings of a survey in which it asked 24 NCAA Division I head coaches... more
January 29, 2015
By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA Recently, there was a hazing incident at a high school locker room in my area and allegations that coaches were not present. The incident left me scratching my head and wondering why, in this day and age, a coach would leave a locker room unattended. And had the school done enough to educate those coaches?••• Part of any athletic department risk management guidelines should indicate that there needs to be supervision at all times not only on the practice field or courts... more
January 29, 2015
Athletes for a Better World is now accepting nominations for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, which is presented to two distinguished athletes from any sport--one intercollegiate and one Olympic or professional--that best display character, teamwork, and citizenship.••• The mission of Athletes for a Better World (ABW) is to use sports to develop character, teamwork, and citizenship through commitment to an athletic Code for Living that applies to all of life, and to create a movement that will... more

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